Saturday, April 13, 2024
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Saturday, April 13, 2024

Soldier Admits Guilt in Plot to Aid Terrorists, Harm US Troops

»

Published

»

Friendly Notice

Your Content, a digital media platform owned by Original Media Group Corporation, is an educational not-for-profit organization headquartered in Pennsylvania. The publication is run by a team of artists and journalists who create and publish content on a range of topics, including news, politics, lifestyle, and entertainment.

Recently, AtNight Media LLC (d/b/a AtNight Media Group) has expressed an interest in acquiring the publication. As part of the acquisition review process, Your Content's operations have been temporarily halted. The audit will involve a thorough evaluation of the publication's financial, legal, and operational aspects. This will ensure that the acquisition is in line with the best interests of all parties involved.

The temporary halt of operations means that Your Content's website and social media accounts will not be updated until further notice. However, the team at Your Content remains committed to delivering high-quality content to its readers and viewers. The publication will resume its operations as soon as the acquisition review is complete.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

Sign up with Your Content for the latest updates. Have a story or news tip? Contact our 24/7 newsroom at 833.336.8013 or email us.

A young soldier serving in the US Army has pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to establish contact with terrorists in order to assist them in ambushing American soldiers stationed in the Middle East, Your Content has learned.

Cole Bridges, a 22-year-old private based in Fort Stewart, Georgia, confessed to seeking to provide material support to terrorists and plotting the murder of US military service members.

If convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of 20 years for each offense, with his sentencing scheduled for November 2.

Bridges, hailing from Stow, Ohio, has been in custody since his arrest in January 2021, during his service with the Third Infantry Division as a cavalry scout.

He enlisted in September 2019. Legal documents reveal that Bridges began researching and consuming extremist propaganda online at the age of 19 in 2019, expressing support for the Islamic State militant group and jihad on social media.

- Advertisement -

According to authorities, Bridges engaged in online communication with an individual he believed to be a supporter of the Islamic State group and in contact with their fighters in the Middle East.

Unbeknownst to him, the person he was conversing with was an undercover FBI employee.

During his plea hearing, Bridges admitted to providing the Islamic State group with tactical advice, hand-drawn diagrams of potential troop maneuvers, pages from the Army Field Manual on combat tactics, and a propaganda video.

“I knowingly attempted to assist the efforts of ISIS to repel and kill American soldiers engaged in official duties in the Middle East.

I knew at that time that ISIS was a terrorist organization and had engaged in terrorist activity.

I also knew that my conduct was wrong,” Bridges confessed before Judge Lewis J. Liman.

Referred to as Cole Gonzales in some instances, Bridges expressed frustration with the US military during his online conversations, as detailed in court papers.

After the hearing, Bridges experienced an emotional reunion with his father, whom he had not seen in three years, before being returned to jail.

His attorney, Sabrina Shroff, declined to comment on the case.

In a statement, US Attorney Damian Williams condemned Bridges’ actions, stating, “As he admitted in court today, Cole Bridges attempted to orchestrate a murderous ambush on his fellow soldiers in service of ISIS and its violent ideology. Bridges’s traitorous conduct was a betrayal of his comrades and his country”, according U.S. News.

Your Content for the latest updates. Have a story or news tip? Contact our 24/7 newsroom at 833.336.8013 or e-mail our tip line: [email protected]

Your Content is a publication centered around breaking news, trends, and true crime investigations. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published.

Ohio High School Principal Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Investigation

Robert Griffiths, the principal of an Ohio high school, has resigned following allegations of...

Serial Bank Robber Arrested in Metro Atlanta Following Multi-Agency Investigation

Dallas, Georgia, police, in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, have successfully apprehended a...

Search for Armed Robbery Suspect in Maumelle Dollar General

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public help in identifying a suspect involved...

Birmingham Police Arrest Man as Investigation into Father’s Disappearance Takes a Dark Turn

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Birmingham Police Department has reported a significant development in a...